This is a Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead game launcher for Windows only. It initially includes an automatic game updating process that will preserve your configs, save games, templates, memorials, custom tilesets, custom soundpacks and custom mods across versions. It preserves your previous version and it can also easily restore it. There are many more planned features.
[ul][li]Launching the game[/li]
[li]Detecting the game version and build number[/li]
[li]Retreiving the available update builds[/li]
[li]Automatically updating the game while preserving the user modifications[/li]
[li]Save backups with automatic backups[/li][/ul]
What does it look like?
Where is my previous version?
Is it stored in the [tt]previous_version[/tt] directory inside your game directory.
I think the launcher just deleted my files. What can I do?
The launcher goes to great lengths not to delete any file that could be important to you. Whenever it deletes files that could be important, it will prompt a confirmation from you. When doing an update or installing the game, it will move all files from the selected directory into the [tt]previous_version[/tt] directory inside your game directory (unless you selected one of the settings to prevent that which is not the default behavior). When restoring the previous version, it will move all files from the selected directory into a temporary directory, it will move the previous version files into the selected directory and it will move the temporary files into the [tt]previous_version[/tt] directory. This means that restoring your previous version twice should bring you back exactly where you were.
It does not work? Can you help me?
How do I update to a new version of the game launcher?
Download the new release and use that executable instead. Alternatively, the later versions of the launcher include a self-update process which will overwrite the executable with the latest version.
Will you make a Linux or Mac OS X version?
Most likely not. The Linux official builds are known for being difficult to run on various distributions and most Linux players compile their own game. There are now official Mac OS X experimental builds. I might do a Mac OS X version if there is a demand for it. Follow this issue for news about a potential Mac OS X version.
I would like to thank you for this software.
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